Second Shot With Heath Oakes



There's a lot of news in the world today. News that might surprise you, startle you, upset, or maybe impress. News that's not always for the faint of heart. That's why the man who failed his way to success Heath Oakes is stepping up - tackling todays headlines in a way only ignorance on fire and a millennial mogul can. So kick off your sport coat. Grab a beer. And enjoy the conversation. This is Second Shot. With your Host - Heath Oakes.-------------------------------------------On Second Shot, we tackle two new headlines every week to find out what kind of wisdom the worlds dishing out today. And we want you to be a part of that. When you see a headline you want to take a Second Shot at, if youre looking for advice, or just want to tell us what you think of the show, email us at If you like what you hear, rate us on iTunes. And if you want to hear more, subscribe to the show to get new episodes sent straight to you every Friday. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!


  • Ep. 257: A plant based creamer empire that started on Kickstarter

    09/05/2022 Duration: 31min

    Nutpods began as a Kickstarter campaign but the plant based creamers blew up from there. They're now available in more than 15,000 stores nationwide. The Nutpods brand is also the number one dairy-free creamer on Amazon. Here’s the real kick, it all started with a mother who wanted to take a second shot at her career: Madeline Haydon. She was pregnant and looking for a healthy non-dairy creamer that wasn’t filled with potentially harmful ingredients. In this episode, she discusses how she got the money to start, what she would have done differently and the challenges she came upon along the way. If you want to connect with the Second Shot crew, join us at . You can find Nutpods at

  • Ep. 256: Heath Oakes joins NFC Life - the hand delivered note that changed it all

    05/05/2022 Duration: 37min

    Several years ago, Heath delivered a hand written note to Sandra Irvin, inquiring about NFC Life. He was denied several times. He was told no over and over. Today, he joins Sandy at NFC Life as CEO. This is the story of how it finally happened.

  • Ep. 255: The NFC Life story - How Bob & Sandra Irwin bet on themselves and won

    28/04/2022 Duration: 36min

    Decades ago, Bob and Sandra Irwin set out to start not just an insurance agency, but an insurance company. What happened next is something neither of them could have predicted. This is the story of National Family Care Life -- the highs, the challenges and what made this company become the massive success it is today. If the show brought you value, we invite you to leave us a rating or review! Feel free to reach out to us as well at To connect with the Second Shot crew, visit and

  • Ep 254: How Honk, the Dallas Goose became famous worldwide & gave a filmmaker a true "second shot"

    25/03/2022 Duration: 29min

    It was a chance meeting in the early days of the pandemic that thrust Dallas filmmaker and actress, Cheryl Allison into "goose rescue mode". Nobody could have predicted what happened next -- as "Honk the Goose" became a worldwide viral sensation. In this episode, we discuss the documentary and how a chance meeting with a goose changed Cheryl's life forever. To learn more about the documentary and connect with Cheryl, visit To connect with Honk, visit To connect with the Second Shot crew, visit

  • Ep. 253: Pilar Sanders, ex to Deion Sanders talks life & business after divorce

    10/03/2022 Duration: 29min

    Pilar Sanders went through a very long and very public divorce battle with her ex-husband, Deion Sanders. Now, she's here, on Second Shot, along with her daughter, Shelomi, to share her story of building her business and life after divorce. Shelomi was actually instrumental in building the business with her mom. In this episode, she discusses the challenges of working through a divorce, her wellness business, PilarFit4Life and how she's navigated it all as a mother of three. The TV version of this episode will air on CW33 in late March! To connect with Pilar, visit To connect with the Second Shot crew, visit or

  • Ep. 252: Zak Mirzadeh's magic journey after losing his father

    25/02/2022 Duration: 26min

    Zak is a first-generation American who lost his father to murder when he was just a year old. Growing up, he turned to magic as an escape from reality and he found it was something he could share. He's now a professional magician, traveling the country as an entertainer. His "second shots" have been abundant; being a magic advisor to David Blaine’s special “The Magic Way”, fooling Penn and Teller on the hit TV show “Penn & Teller: Fool Us!” and appearing on Travel Channel’s “Magic Caught on Camera”. To connect with Zak, visit To connect with the Second Shot crew, visit and join the team at

  • Ep. 251: She's dying but LIVING more than most - The Lorri Carey story

    10/02/2022 Duration: 29min

    More than a decade ago, mother of two, Lorri Carey was told she was dying and had a few years to live. Instead of leaning into death, she leaned into living, creating vibrancy, memories and experiences. She even started the "I'm Dying To Tell You" podcast. To learn more about Lorri, visit To connect with the Second Shot crew, visit or If this show brought you value, please leave a rating or review or a word of encouragement to keep going! We so appreciate YOU!

  • Ep. 250 Quit her job in oil to go after big soda with Poppi

    27/01/2022 Duration: 31min

    Allison Ellsworth bet it ALL on her idea to create a prebiotic soda. She was in Dallas working in oil and gas, while trying to solve her own health issues like brain fog, stomach issues and skin issues. She heard drinking apple cider vinegar would help, but realized it didn’t taste good. She set out to create a drink that wouldn’t taste so bad and ended up taking an entire second shot at her career by creating Poppi, a prebiotic soda. She ended up on Shark Tank and is going strong in her effort to take on "big soda". To connect with the Second Shot crew, follow on IG at or join us at To learn more about Allison's company, visit

  • Ep. 249 The man who thinks he can solve the world's poverty, Michael Faye

    20/01/2022 Duration: 35min

    We're taking a ‘second shot’ at giving, and potentially, how to solve poverty around the world. Michael Faye is the co-founder of GiveDirectly, which is the largest nonprofit that lets donors send cash directly via mobile money transfers to people living in poverty. To date, they’ve distributed more than $500 million. It’s a concept Jack Dorsey has invested in and Mackenzie Scott (former wife of Jeff Bezos) has contributed to. Faye says what people have been doing wrong when it comes to poverty is that they assume we know what people need, instead of giving them cash to make the decisions themselves. Don't forget -- the TV version of Second Shot airs Thursday in Dallas on CW-33 TV! To connect with the Second Shot crew, visit or All episodes are available on ALL podcast platforms. To connect with GiveDirectly, visit

  • Ep. 248 An unexplained loss of mobility brought out the fire in mom & daughter

    06/01/2022 Duration: 36min

    When Skyler Fisher lost the use of her legs, her mom... a life long fitness enthusiast, gave up on it all. She threw in the towel. A year later, with a shift in her mindset, both ladies started to do the unthinkable. They both became competitive athletes and today they actually look at the loss of mobility as a blessing on the whole family. You'll have to lean into the whole episode to understand the shift in focus but when you get it... you'll really GET IT. To learn more about Donna Fisher, visit To connect with the Second Shot Podcast crew, subscribe to the podcast and join our FB community at and follow on IG at

  • The New Year's Vision Board

    31/12/2021 Duration: 34min

    *While Heath and Jenny take some much-needed time off, we wanted to still bring you a taste of the Second Shot New Year's tradition of vision boards! We've got a fresh introduction for you and then we'll dive back in to last year's episode. If you haven't heard it yet, now is a great time to come along and learn about the process of making a vision board. If you heard it last year, it's good to revisit and pick up on some things you missed. Happy New Year to all the Second Shooters out there and we'll catch you in 2022!* ___________ It's a New Year's tradition here at Second Shot to bring you the magic of vision boards. If there's ever been a year to manifest some positive outcomes for, it's 2021. So listen along with Heath and Jenny as they walk you through the process and some of the things they're looking forward to - and looking back on - with 2020's last episode of Second Shot!

  • Ep. 247: Forbes Richest Woman/ Poo~pourri founder Suzy Batiz on why it isn't about the money at all

    17/12/2021 Duration: 32min

    Suzy Batiz is one of Forbes' richest self made women. One of the companies she founded is now valued at $5-600 million. But this isn't necessarily about that. As she explains in this interview, her secret sauce seems to be that she did the work to become whole. We discuss everything from business and family to rape, suicidal thoughts and divorce. To learn more about her Alive OS program, visit To learn more about her new line, Supernatural, visit To learn more about Poo~pouri visit To connect with the Second Shot team on IG visit To connect with the Second Shot team on FB visit

  • Ep. 246 Online marketer Liz Benny on how to ENJOY work rather than just HUSTLE

    10/12/2021 Duration: 34min

    There is a new class of elite entrepreneurs for the new year, according to KAPOW Founder & CEO Liz Benny, That is -- a group of people who ENJOY what they do and find fulfillment outside of the "hustle". Liz Benny sets forth a step by step process to learning how to find the fun in work, in 2022, in this episode. To get her free masterclass, visit To connect with the Second Shot crew, join our group at To follow on IG visit

  • Ep 245: The story behind cookie empire, Tiff's Treats with the co-founders!

    02/12/2021 Duration: 31min

    Texas-based warm cookie delivery business, Tiff’s Treats is now a $500 million dollar business! It all started out when Tiff stood (her now husband) Leon up on a date and apologized with warm cookies. However, the story behind the story is that this was anything but an "overnight success" and the road hasn't been straight up. Today they now have almost 70 retail locations but in this Second Shot Sit down, co-founders, Tiffany and Leon Chen discuss the challenges they've faced, what made them keep going and what their secret sauce is. Their newest book “It’s Not Just Cookies: Stories and Recipes from the Tiff’s Treats Kitchen” comes out in February 2022 and is out for presale now. Here's where you can get it- To connect with Tiff's Treats, visit To connect with the Second Shot crew, visit or at

  • Ep. 244: Ghost Hunter's Brandon Alvis on the paranormal

    23/11/2021 Duration: 26min

    Brandon Alvis, Paranormal Technician from A&E's Ghost Hunters came about investigating the paranormal after the deaths of his brothers. In this episode, we discuss how "ghost hunts" gave him a new look at life, after life and the paranormal. We talk about misconceptions about paranormal research, some of his famous "ghost hunts" and how it all came together for his new book. Elements of a Haunting, the book he co-authored, comes out January 8th 2022. You can pre order at To connect with the Second Shot team, visit or connect with us on social media at or

  • Ep 243: Top Chef's Tiffany Derry's restaurant turn around

    05/11/2021 Duration: 26min

    We all know Texas based celebrity chef, Tiffany Derry as an upbeat contestant on Top Chef and as a judge on Top Chef Junior. She's also been on Bar Rescue and cooked at the White House. Tiffany is also the chef and co-founder of Roots Chicken Shak and Roots Southern Kitchen. But the story behind the story is that despite her national notoriety, she was still faced with the fact that she worked for someone and she wanted to change that. In this Second Shot Sitdown, she shares the many second shots she's faced in the restaurant industry and beyond. For more on Tiffany, her restaurants and her apparel line, visit To connect with the Second Shot crew on FB, visit To follow along on IG, visit

  • Ep 242: Jacob Schick, Second Shot for Veterans & those who love them

    29/10/2021 Duration: 31min

    After a tank mine blew up below him in Al Anbar Province, Iraq in 2004, Jake suffered compound fractures in his leg and arm, multiple skin, ligament and bone losses, burns, partial loss of his left hand and arm, amputation below the knee, a traumatic brain injury and PTSD. Today, he is the CEO of the One Tribe Foundation, which combats suicide by empowering veterans, first responders, medical frontline workers and their families through traditional and non-traditional therapies. But, there's been a lot of healing between then and now. In this episode, Jake explains how he's taken a second shot at his own life. The advice is applicable to everyone, not just those who have served our country. For more on the One Tribe Foundation, visit To join the Second Shot crew, subscribe to this podcast and join our facebook at or follow along on IG at

  • Ep 241: parents & kids finding one another after addiciton

    22/10/2021 Duration: 31min

    Natalie got addicted to drugs after she happened upon some of her grandfather's cancer medications at 14. That spiraled into being caught with heroin at age 15. Her mother never lost hope. In this episode, she describes where she thinks she made mistakes, what she would have done differently and WHY she kept fighting. Together, they wrote the book "About Natalie" which details their journey back to one another. To connect with the Second Shot crew, subscribe to the podcast and join To get the book, About Natalie, visit

  • Ep 240: Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran!!!!

    08/10/2021 Duration: 20min

    YES, we got Barbara Corcoran in for a Second Shot sit down! Barbara got one of her several second shots when her boyfriend/ business partner married her administrative assistant. (Say what??) In this episode she talks about coming back from hardships, finding good business partners, the process of IVF, adoption and SO. MUCH. MORE. We are so grateful for Barbara's time and the way she shared her expertise! She's also hosting free business webinars with ATT Business! The next one is Wednesday, Oct 13 at 1 PM CT. You can register at

  • Episode 239: Shrugging Off & Moving On

    02/10/2021 Duration: 36min

    Football is on the brain as fall is here, and we've got two stories from the gridiron for you this week. But you know we're doing our own spin on them. First, we've all had to deal with critics in our life. Do you let them define your narrative or are you able to ignore them and write your own? Then, some say that success is the best revenge. Is it worth trying to convince others to change their mind, or should you go out and prove your worth with your actions first? Tell the haters to take a hike and drown them out with this new episode of Second Shot!

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